Visual Studio Code

Download Packmind for Visual Studio Code

The Packmind extension for Visual Studio Code is available on the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

Simply search for "Packmind" in the Marketplace tab and install the available plugin.

The next important step to do is to set up your plugin with your information.

Configure Packmind for Visual Studio Code

You can find the control panel of the extension in "Settings > Extensions > Packmind" on Visual Studio Code.

There are only one value to set :

  1. Packmind api key : Corresponds to the API key associated to your user account. It can be found in the "Profile" section of Packmind.

You have two check-boxes allowing you to disable two features :

  • Displaying tags in editor

  • Suggesting similar practices

Show and use the Packmind window in Visual Studio Code

Packmind for Visual Studio Code provides a new tab in your activity bar :

Clicking on this tab will open a panel that allows a logged-in user (with a configured api key) to view all his spaces and practices as well as the current sessions and battles.

The window is divided into three sections: practices (upper section), ongoing sessions (middle section) and ongoing battles (lower section). All these sections are represented as a tree. Each node of the tree can be expanded to load additional information.

For the practice section (upper section) :

  • The first layer of nodes represents the catalogs to which the user has access.

  • The second layer represents all the practices of the corresponding catalog.

Once in the practice layer, a simple click on a practice node opens a new tab in your IDE with more information about it.

Concerning the sections with the current sessions and battles, if you click on one of the items you will be redirected in your browser to the page with the corresponding information.

Use Packmind's editor commands in Visual Studio Code

After installing Packmind for Visual Studio Code, you will notice that the context menu (right click) of your editor has been enriched with a new section called "Packmind".

This menu offers 4 main for use-cases presented in the previous article.

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